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World Water Day 2015: UN calls for global unity in pursuit of better water access for all

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:14
Source: New Kerala - In his message marking the 2015 edition of World Water Day, observed annually on 22 March, the Secretary-General warned that access to safe drinking water and sanitation was among "the most urgent issues" affecting populations across the globe
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Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: BBC - Climate change could have a "huge impact" on China, reducing crop yields and harming the environment, the country's top weather scientist has warned, in a rare official admission.
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The climate wars are upon us

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Al-Jazeera -
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Warming oceans storing up long term climate impacts, says WMO

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: RTCC - Sea surface temperatures warmer than average across parts of Pacific and Atlantic in 2014, says UN weather agency
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Paris will ban half of all cars from driving Monday to combat pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: The Week - Beset by worrisome smog, Paris on Monday will ban half of all personal vehicles from the streets, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Saturday.
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Solar sails set course for a new journey into renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Guardian - Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land
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Urban homes emit more greenhouse gases than industry: Study

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: Economic Times - The industrial sector has been taking the flak for emitting high levels of hazardous gases over the years but it might ultimately be our homes that are responsible for the highest emission of greenhouse gases.
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China’s top weather expert warns of ‘huge impacts’ due to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:54
Source: AFP/Jiji - China’s top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change, saying that rising temperatures could have “huge impacts” on the world’s most populous country, state media reported Sunday.
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UN calls for action as global water crisis looms

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Deutsche Welle - The UN has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change are among the factors fueling the problem.
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Forest conservation key to combating climate change, say UN officials

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Jamaica Observer - THE sustainable management and conservation of forests must be considered in the design and implementation of the new sustainable development goals and the new climate change agreement to be adopted this December in Paris, according to UN officials and forest experts in messages for the International Day of Forests, which will be observed tomorrow.
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Faith Leaders Hope to Sow Seeds of Change for Climate

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Voice of America - The United States was the 25th nation to join the fast. Theologians and lay activists from different religious traditions joined in Washington on Monday to proclaim climate change as a moral, ethical and spiritual issue
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Rich Nations Criticized Following UN Disaster Risk Agreement

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: Voice of America - Delegates meeting in Japan have agreed on a new framework for reducing the human and economic toll of disasters around the world. But critics say rich countries are shirking their responsibilities to help poorer nations deal with climate change.
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Vanuatu: The Grief Of Islands (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
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Seychelles president calls emergency meeting for Vanuatu

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - Small island states show solidarity with Cyclone Pam victims, call for recognition of vulnerability to climate disaster
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Business leaders call for low carbon EU energy union

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - Unilever, Heathrow and GSK are among 22 companies urging European heads of state to promote green investment
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Following Shakespeare’s lead on climate change (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:34
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Prince Charles Presses Climate-Change Agenda With Obama

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:14
Source: Bloomberg - While Prince Charles’s visit to the White House lacks the buzz created when his son called on the U.S. president in December, President Barack Obama still cares enough to time a climate-change announcement to the British royal’s arrival.
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Obama sets emission cut goals for government

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:14
Source: USA Today - President Obama ordered the federal government Thursday to cut greenhouse emissions by 40% over the next decade, and said he hopes private businesses and other nations will follow suit.
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EU carbon market emissions fell 3.7 percent in 2014: analysts

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Emissions capped by Europe's carbon market fell 3.7 percent in 2014, driven by higher output from renewable power producers and lower electricity consumption, analysts at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said on Wednesday.
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U.N. forum adopts seven goals to mitigate disaster risks

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:09
Source: Kyodo - The U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction ended Thursday, making the first move to set specific goals and a time frame to mitigate the risks and damage of disasters amid the increasing threat posed by climate change.
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